CalMatters for Learning

Welcome to the free learning hub for library staff, educators and community organizers. Here you’ll find teaching resources and unique tools to guide conversations in your communities about quality of life issues.

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Illustration by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters; iStock
Wage Theft
The state Capitol in Sacramento on Nov. 17, 2022. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters
California Government
Low water levels at Shasta Lake on April 25, 2022.
Water in California

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This project is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

About CalMatters

CalMatters is a nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization bringing Californians stories that probe, explain and explore solutions to quality of life issues while holding our leaders accountable. We are the only journalism outlet dedicated to covering America’s biggest state, 39 million Californians and the world’s fifth largest economy.